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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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I have a client who wants to use an existing computer on their domain, of course this system is running the home version of Windows 8.1, what I need to know is whether there is a direct upgrade path from 8.1 home to 10 pro?
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Can someone send me the link to download a free backup software for windows 8. I need to backup data and settings if possible.

Windows should have built in a windows backup that i usually use but is not is this computer ...

Thank you,
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Hi experts,

I am trying to push client using SCCM 2012 R2. I have 3 systems :

1) Domain controller
2) SCCM server added in domain controller
3) client (window 8)  added in domain controller

I am trying to push client from system enter 2012 r2 console

client-push.png

but it is not visible in task manage of client computer


please suggest
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Hi ,

I am trying capture reference image via capture media (SCCM 2012 SP2 create task sequence media - capture media) from windows 8 and it got failed with below error:

please suggest,
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Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I wanted to uninstall a game but it always stuck and when you click on the icon of the uninstaller, nothing came out. From the task manager there the program is still running but however after few hours still stuck, would like to check if any expert here has way to uninstall it, windows 8.1 here.

Thanks!
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I am thinking of the following scenario. A Windows 8 or 10 computer hangs on startup. You suspect it may be a virus. You can't boot into the GUI but you can use a boot rescue USB and get to a command line. Is there an antivirus executable you can run from the command line? Preferably one that's free.
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I have a user running windows 7 or 8, but I have to check.  He has a dell touchscreen, all in one computer.  The problem is, when he moves an application to the right or left, or just anywhere on his screen, so he can have two screens side by side to compare, one of the screens resizes automatically to full screen and it's annoying.
Is there a way to disable that feature, I can't think of where I find that option.
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Hey, EE experts! Have you ever painstakingly typed out step-by-step instructions in answer to a question?

If you're using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you have a tool that can help with that.

Go to apps and hunt down STEPS RECORDER (it's in Windows Accessories). You're welcome.
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by:Craig Kehler
We predominantly use Jira Capture for it's integration in to tickets and test sessions. It's a pain in IE though so I tend to use the snipping tool, trying out Snip now. Thanks for the heads up :)

I've used Jing in the past for recording steps. It's pretty good
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by:Colleen Kayter
Craig, Jing is good for showing video, but steps recorder actually gives you text. Very useful, very lean when video is not an option.
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I have two computer having windows xp and windows 8.1 professional.
When I compiled vb6 ActiveX dll i am getting attached message and I am able to generate .ocx file in windows xp.
But on windows 8.1 i am not able to test and generate .ocx file in windwos 8.1. I have check both machin property .
what could be reason.

Thanks.
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What are my options when I need to recover a forgotten password from a Windows 8 machine. I suspect that it is linked to a live account, but I'm not sure. I ran Ophcrack with Vista proba free tables, but no luck. I know that the site says it doesn't support Windows 8, but in separate threads I have read that there are people out there that have had success using Ophcrack on Windows 8.

I'm trying to help out a lady that forgot her password. All she wants from the machine are the photos of her baby daughter. Everything else is expendable.
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kind:=movie


does not find cached browser videos

but
kind:=video
shows me many .ts files

I know youtube and other sites have small videos they leave on browser


I dont want to use nirsoft to for each browser to find every video and play each video

is there a FILE EXPLORER command
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa965711(v=vs.85).aspx

for finding ADDITIONAL browser cache video

this is more of a windows 7 FILE EXPLORER question because if windows 10 has a gui then it will not be backwards compatible


how can I play .ts files

vlc, windows media player, windows movie
tell me that file is too short or corrupt for every file
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I have a Windows 8 Enterprise PC (that is my primary PC).  I want to upgrade to Win10; but, was told that I could NOT.  Recently, I was told that I could upgrade to Win10 Enterprise; but, no-one knows about the upgrade process.  I have even called Microsoft support and they just tell me that, in order to up grade I have to have Win 8 or 8.1, not Enterprise (they do not understand my question).
My question is w/r to the actual upgrade process - is it an in place upgrade (keeping my files and applications) or is it a clean install (removing/clearing all existing files and applications).
I am told (in many Microsoft sites) to go to the Microsoft VLS site and download the Win10Enterprise.iso; but, I cannot find it anywhere !!!
So, right now I feel like I am near to a solution w/r to upgrading my primary PC (finally); but, not quite there .....  any help ?????
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Hi we have roaming profiles in our environment with offline file synchronization. A client of our's synchronization keeps failing the conflicts in the sync center state "A file was deleted on this computer and changed on the server while this computer was offline" The sync center provides a path to each of the files, but I cannot locate them. They appear to temporary files of no significance in $recycle.bin. I cannot locate them even if i enable hidden files and folders and enable show protected operating system files.

When i right click on each conflict in the sync center I am given the options to resolve the conflicts or ignore. When I choose ignore nothing happens, when i choose resolve another window appears stating "The details for this conflict could not be opened. The conflict may no longer exist, the device it occurred on is not available or may contain invalid data. The parameter is incorrect"

I tried recreating the clients local profile and network profile but the sync errors still appear. I had the client log into a test machine and we do not get these errors so it appears to be machine related.
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Hi,

Having trouble adding Win 8.1 PC to domain with 2012 server.

This PC dropped off the network so readding. Get the following error - 'The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted'

Server can be pinged via IP & FQDN.

Tried -
Adding fixed IP to PC
Adding via powershell
Changing PC name

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Hi Do you think Windows 8 firewall still cam selectively block its interface no matter it is wireless interface or other? for example, it has two interface, one is wireless interface and other is Ethernet cable interface. Thank you
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I have created my setup in .net and   Windows 8 and its 64 Bit.Gives the error when i open the application it shows Unhandled Exception:"microsoft jet Oledb 4.0 is not registered on the local machine"
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My client has a MAC that is utilizing Parallels for  Windows 8.  THe IP address for the MAC is obviously the correct IP range, but the Windows IP Range is in a different IP Range. So the Windows environment cannot communicate with the printer since they are on different IP ranges.

Printer IP  192.168.254.25
MAC IP 192.168.254.10
Windows 8 in Parallels  IP 10.25.65.4
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If a customer had a Windows 8 computer that died would it be possible to install that windows 8 onto the parrallels virtual?
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This drive clicks constantly, about once every two seconds. I am suspecting a driver problem as

a. the drive checks out as being sound
b. the problem doesn't happen when it's being used under Linux

Any suggestions?
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Most of the time i've used Windows, i've found Windows Updates broken in some  way. This time is no exception: i'm trying to prepare Win 8 for upgrade to 8.1. Even the prep upgrade won't work - simply whirs away doing nothing. What to do?
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I've got an old Win 8 box here and would like to update it to 8.1. How can i do that without it trying to update itself to Win 10?
I would install Never10, but it will only install on 7 and 8.1
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Hi Guys,

We have a domain-joined PC (Win8.1) pops out the message "Your system administrator has blocked this program. For more information, contact your system administrator." whenever i try to install any program or launch any program as administrator.

This is the only pc having the issue, the pc and user is in the same AD object containers as others, there is no such rules set on domain level.

When i logged in as another standard user, it had the same problem, but if i login as any admin account, it acts normal.
i suspected UAC setting as the UAC was set to the lowest level, but nothing happened after i changed UAC back to default.

Can anyone shed light on this problem pls?
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Is there a standalone file available for download to update from 8 to 8.1instead of using the MS store?
Thanks
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.